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Thursday, March 14 - 7:30 PM & Saturday, March 16 - 5 PM
Written and performed by Kayla Boye
Directed by Michael Weber

Show duration: 60 minutes

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Following its sold-out Off-Broadway engagement and a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2023, Kayla Boye brings CALL ME ELIZABETH to San Miguel!


Fresh off her 1961 Academy Awards triumph and a recent brush with death, Elizabeth Taylor is struggling with her hardest role yet: herself. This superbly acted play is inspired by Taylor’s conversations with writer Max Lerner as they discuss plans for a biography. Through a morning session with Lerner at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Taylor rediscovers her sense of self, as she recovers from a nearly fatal battle with pneumonia. 


This intimate story examines Taylor’s career, life, and loves, chronicling her survival in the face of adversity and tragedy, and illuminating the core compassion of her character that inspired her later activism in the fight against HIV/AIDS.


​In a matter of moments, you'll be in a time warp, being graced by the presence of Elizabeth Taylor. A stellar performance! This show is not to be missed! 

Producer's Note: We are very lucky to kick off this inaugural solo theatre festival with Kayla's beautiful show on the first day. Not only is she an incredible performer, she's a delightful human being, whom you will also get to meet during our Q & A panel. Don't miss this show!


"A shattering, exquisite performance that should not be missed." - Chicago Theatre Review

“A totally entertaining show, and outstanding performance. Don't miss it!” - Broadway World



”Brilliant! A must-watch for any Elizabeth Taylor fan!" - The Ed Fringe Review 


About Kayla Boye

Kayla is a Chicago-based artist who most recently appeared in Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at City Lit Theater. She is the creator of Call Me Elizabeth, a one-woman show about the early life of Elizabeth Taylor. The play enjoyed a live world premiere at The Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles during the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival after premiering virtually during the pandemic with Broadway On Demand, Porchlight Music Theatre, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

A member of Actors’ Equity Association, her credits include productions with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Drury Lane Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Mercury Theater Chicago, Music Theater Works, Fireside Theatre, Capital City Theatre, BrightSide Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Bigfork Summer Playhouse, The Huron Playhouse, and The Youngstown Playhouse. She is represented by BMG Talent.

Kayla holds a Bachelor of Arts from Youngstown State University and proudly serves as a founding member of the Artistic Council of the Sarah Siddons Society, which acts as conduit between the Sarah Siddons Society Board of Governors, recent Sarah Siddons Society scholarship recipients, and professional members of the Chicago-area theatre community to offer mentoring, networking and career guidance opportunities.

Catch her if you can!

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